– Green Machine rally late but – fall 23 – 19 to USA PanthersIN what many are calling the most exciting International Rugby game ever held in Guyana, the ‘Green Machine’ surged late but time was not on their side as they fell short (23 – 19) against the USA in the finals of the Rugby Americas North (RAN) 15s Championship at the National Park yesterday.With the Golden Arrow Head and flag of United States of America (USA) fluttering in the air, thanks to the luscious wind from the mighty Atlantic (ocean), the Stars and Stripes and the ‘Green Machine’ gave the scores of Guyanese who turned up yesterday, something to remember.Guyana’s Avery Corbin bullies his way against a dogged USA defence yesterday at the National ParkThe Americans would retain the title; one which they lost to the Guyanese in 2014 while Guyana, playing in their sixth final at this level, would have to wait another year before they can make another run for the trophy they believe belongs to the Land of Many Waters.Thanks to conversations from Wayne Chermely and Hein Eramus and a conversion from Zach Miller, the USA ended the first half leading 13 – 0.However, in the second half, despite Miller scoring another penalty to give the Americans a 16 – 0 lead, Guyana, backed by a vociferous crowd at the National Park, rebounded well to give their supporters some glimmer of hope.Amhad Issacs powering his way in the clash between Guyana and the USA.Avery Corbin scored a try and Allen Crawford scored a conversion to put scores 16 – 7 in favour of the Americans, but Jordon Gunderson would score for the visitors and Miller made good a conversion to hand the USA team a 23 – 7 lead.With Guyana controlling the defensive end, Osie McKenzie scored two tries; the first in the 77th minute and the other three minutes later, but Lancelot Adonis would miss a conversion, while Godfrey Broomes sink the other, with time expiring on the Guyanese side.The ‘Green Machine’ received thunderous applause from the crowd in attendance, who chanted their name in showing appreciation for their effort, while the USA side were also appreciated for their rugged style of play.
Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Don is preceded in death by his father, Donald R. Stewart; son, Austin Stewart; grandparents, C. W. and Marjory Stewart and Burton and Dixie Zech. Don StewartDonald Ray Stewart II departed this world on February 27, 2013 at 11:43 p.m. at Sumner Regional Medical Center releasing him from a year of pain and suffering as a result of Â his auto accident a year ago March 1st.He came into this world feet first and ready to run on January 9, 1967 in Dallas, TX to Donald R. and Ann (Zech) Stewart.Â He stayed in Dallas until his mother, brother, and sister moved to Houston.Â He married Janice Wick and five children were born to this marriage.Â Don moved his family to Wellington, KS in 2004 to be close to his family.Â He was a â€œrepo man,â€ electrician assistant, apartment manager, and maintenance man to name a few.His favorite pastime was doing things with his children, especially being â€œking of the grillâ€ at home, camping, or anywhere there was a grill.Â Don loved the water and took the children boating all summer. Four-wheeling and sledding were their favorite winter activities.Â Paint balling was a year around favorite with Ryan. He is survived by his children, Desiree Stewart of Texas, Ryan Stewart of Oxford, KS, and Taylor, Chelsea, and Conner Stewart of Peck, KS; mother, Ann Barnes of Wellington, KS; brother, Christopher Stewart of Wellington, KS; sister, Melissa Ybarra and Brice Marshall of Wellington, KS; uncles and families, Richard (Kathy) Zech of Wellington, KS, Jerry (Sue) Stewart of Dallas, TX and Jim (Joann) Stewart of Allen, TX; great aunt, Mini Thomas of Topeka, KS; cousins, Gretchen Zech-Donaldson of Wichita, KS, Spencer Zech of Idado; nephews, Tyler Ybarra of Lansing, MI and Taylan Ybarra of Hutchinson, KS and Wade Stewart of Wellington, KS; and niece, Jourdan Stewart of San Marcos, TX. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. at the First Free Will Baptist Church.Â Pastor Zane Brooks will officiate. Memorials have been established with the Wellington Humane Society and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers).Â Contributions can be left at the funeral home. To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
MASON CITY — A Florida woman is due to make an appearance in a Cerro Gordo County courtroom later this week after being accused of cashing stolen checks. 30-year-old Christina Whitaker of Lantana Florida was accused of going to four different branches of First Citizens Bank in December of last year and cashing eight stolen checks with a total value of $16,300. Authorities say Whitaker used the stolen identity of a bank customer and impersonated the account holder. Whitaker has been charged with ongoing criminal conduct, a Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison, as well as identity theft involving over $10,000, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday. Whitaker was recently arrested in Ohio and was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail on Thursday, where she continues to be held on a total of $50,000 bond.